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Plane Goes Off Runway in Omaha, Nebraska

Southwest Airplane (Photo via Southwest)

A Southwest Airlines plane went off the runway at Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska, earlier today.

“Initial reports indicate Southwest flight #1643, a Boeing 737-800 traveling from Las Vegas to Omaha, slid onto a runway overrun area after landing and while taxiing to the terminal,” Southwest told USA TODAY in a statement.

The airport has posted several updates to its Twitter account and suggested travelers follow @OMAirport for ongoing updates.

According to its last update around 4 p.m. EST, the airport remained closed.

“Eppley Airfield remains CLOSED at this time. We ask media to follow our official Twitter feed @OMAairport for updates to airport status. We cannot return each outlet’s calls at this time,” said the statement.

According to reports, there were 150 passengers onboard the aircraft along with six crew members. No injuries were reported, and Omaha was the final destination for all passengers.

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